Category Archives: Control Finances

Tips for Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out for Good

Tips for Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out for Good

If you’re unable to pay your regular bills, than credit card debt can’t be paid off either. So it grows. The debt snowballs and before you know it you’re wondering if you can ever get out. Let’s take a look at some proven steps for getting out of debt and staying there. Read More >>

How to Boost Your Credit Score in Six Months or Less

How to Boost Your Credit Score in Six Months or Less

Unfortunately, your credit score is a major part of your financial life. Whether you want to or not, you need to have good credit, and that sometimes means having credit card and some of the debt that goes along with it. If you have recently obtained your credit report and it is not where it… Read More >>

3 Ways to Maintain Financial Happiness

3 Ways to Maintain Financial Happiness

As we saw in our 31 Days to Your Happiness series, money can buy experiences which make us happy. Keeping that money organized is essential. Check out these great ways to maintain financial happiness in your life. Read More >>

How to Create a Cash Cushion

How to Create a Cash Cushion

For many individuals, the idea of saving in any way, shape, or form is a daunting thought, at best. Most folks are looking for more and more creative ways to make more money, and saving is not on the average person’s mind. However, creating a mindset of savings is key in how to create a… Read More >>

Do You Know How Much You Owe?

Do You Know How Much You Owe?

In today’s society, we tend to accumulate debt without giving it much thought. That was once seen as a sign of severe irresponsibility. But it has become so common these days that it seems more like a matter of mimicking what we see around us than a character flaw. Whether you’re managing your debt well… Read More >>

Bankruptcy Alternatives

Bankruptcy Alternatives

Should you file for bankruptcy or not? This is a decision many are wrestling with. The truth is, you probably have more options than you realize. Here are some bankruptcy alternatives that you should consider. Read More >>

Five Ways to Cut Spending That Have Little to No Impact on Your Life

Five Ways to Cut Spending That Have Little to No Impact on Your Life

Every family and every individual knows the importance of cutting spending in today’s economy. However, many of these individuals do not realize that cutting spending in little ways can also help in this endeavor. If you cut spending in many little areas, they will add up to significant amounts and the effect on your daily… Read More >>

Can Happiness Be Bought?

Can Happiness Be Bought?

Money brings happiness. Increased income directly correlates to an increase in happiness. But is money alone the cause for your happiness? Can happiness be bought? Take an introspective look at how you can bring more happiness into your life with a couple of fundamental ideas. Read More >>

7 Ways to Get Organic Food for Less

7 Ways to Get Organic Food for Less

These days, organic food is big business. More and more consumers have realized the benefits of organic foods, and supermarkets have responded by stocking more organic products. But due to the high demand and strict requirements of organic products, their prices can be rather high. For those who are eating on a budget, the price… Read More >>

A Frugal and Romantic Day Out

A Frugal and Romantic Day Out

Having a frugal and romantic day out can be more fun than you think. My husband and I find new ways to go out on dates, and feel that we don’t have to spend a lot of money when we do things we actually enjoy. It’s not because we’re cheap, we’re trying not to break… Read More >>

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